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‘Face Off’ Recap: Movie Magic Part 2

It’s the finale!! Such a bittersweet moment!

We pick up right where we left off last week with Evan doubting his ability to make a third character. Mckenzie knows just how challenging it will be, so she has brought some additional help for the artists. In walks Ricky, Jason, and Libby, who are quickly snagged up by Nora, Ben, and Evan respectively.

Evan’s third character will be the fully evolved version of his other two infected characters. For Nora it is going to be a bit of a challenge to create her third character, which has to be even bigger than her hunter. Ben’s new character is a female meant to be sacrificed to his ancient alien character.

The finale is going to take place at Pulsa Rosa Ranch. Each finalist will have their applications and last looks in their very own makeup trailers.

First up for the screen test is Nora, who is micromanaging like a boss. Every last speck of dirt is placed according to her vision. When time is called they are all driven over to their set amongst the trees. Ve, Glenn, and Neville are there to watch how the characters perform and interact as well as what they look like on film. Patrick wants to see Nora’s hunter chase the prey character through a stream, which forces her to do some last minute waterproofing. Finally they get the footage of the larger ally character and Nora couldn’t be happier with how menacing he looks.

Second screen test goes to Ben, whose edges have come out far better than they did on his trial screen test. They have all learned from their previous mistakes and are knocking the priest and ancient down without a hitch. Their victim character, however, is having serious difficulties with edges and the beauty makeup application. To hide the bubbled edge, Ben throws down some blood to make the appearance of a wound before heading off to set. The first scene looks great and the contrast between the priest and the ancient really play well together. Unfortunately the mouth of his victim isn’t cooperating and has turned into an opaque mess. Along with the bubbled mouth problem, Patrick also asks that they get rid of the purple contacts. We will have to  wait and see if the messed up victim knocks Ben out of the top.

Evan is up finally and his third creature requires a lot of work. There’s only an hour left and the entire paint job still needs to be done. Patrick is fond of the new makeup choices and changes that were made on the first two characters in that they look far more human. Ve, Neville and Glenn seem very please with Evan’s new massive creature as well.

 

Filming is complete on all three short stories and now is judgment time. The judges get the opportunity to speak with each artist individually about their characters as well as view the final films.

In the end, this season’s champion of Face Off Season 9 is Nora!

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The next season returns in January so don’t forget to tune in!

Do you think Nora deserved to win? Let us know in the comments!

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‘Face off’ Recap: Movie Magic

This week’s episode is a little different in that there is no winner at the end. Next week will reveal the new Face Off Champion! If you missed this week’s episode I highly recommend checking it out to really see how the artists created their final makeups.

The artists get the opportunity to work on characters for three screenplays by Patrick Tatopoulos, each creating the two main characters. Ben will be working on “Resurrection”, Nora has “The Prey”, and Evan will be designing for “Quarantine Zone”. They are each given the opportunity to look over story boards for their character’s direction as well as some one-on-one time with Patrick to discuss in detail what he is looking for on each character.

Mckenzie lets the artists know they will also be getting an opportunity to do a camera test with their characters to see how they look on film. They will then each have 2 additional days to make the proper adjustments before the final reveal. Of course for the finale each artist gets to pick two helpers; Ben chooses Jordan and Scott, Nora grabs Jasmine and Meg, while Evan will be working with Stevie and Kevon.

After the three days of sculpting, molding, painting and applying it is time for their camera tests. Each artist gets to watch how their characters appear on film, their movements, coloring, etc. with direction from Patrick. They then discuss the areas he would like them to improve on and it appears Evan has the most work to do.

Before they head out and prepare for the finale, Mckenzie has one last announcement. Often time screenplays change and adapt and these are no different. An additional character has been added to each, giving the artists the added task of creating an entirely new makeup that reads well on screen in addition to the fixes they need to make. Anyone else notice Evan looks like a deer in headlights? I can’t wait to see who will be the next Champion in next week’s finale! I’m on Team Ben currently since Scott is out.

Who do you think it will be? Let us know in the comments!

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‘Face Off’ Recap: Death Becomes Them

The remaining artists meet up with Mckenzie at the Universal backlot at the original Munster’s house. This was one of the first projects Michael Westmore ever worked on. For their spotlight challenge they must choose a gravestone and create their own member of a quirky, macabre family similar to The Munsters and Addams Family.

Nora– Blacksheep Cousin

Evan– Bully Older Brother

Ben– Inappropriate Uncle

Scott– Stern Father

Jordan-Spinster Aunt

Two artists will be heading home at the end of the challenge, leaving just the final three contestants. 

Scott draws inspiration from his own father who passed away after he graduated high school and decides to make a Ward Cleaver type character that is a lobotomized zombie. Nora decides that her blacksheep will literally be from a sheep creature family. Her character will be a bubbly alternative cousin. For Evan it was clear that a bully older brother would be a bull type demon with a strong jaw and features, but Michael Westmore thinks it may be a bit too much on the demon side. To this Evan decides to rip off his clay and start again.

Glenn says that the concept for Evan’s bully older brother is spot on, however his coloring and edges bring it down. Ve loves Scott’s zombie stern father, but wants a little more color to highlight the decay in him. Ben’s inappropriate Uncle is the epitome of creepy according to Neville, so much that Ve gets uncomfortable just looking at him. Nora explains her black sheep cousin who comes from an occult family and can’t help but be optimistic. Glenn finds the character perfect, but notes that more than a little blending is needed in the paint job on her. Jordan’s spinster Aunt is very cartoony,  but it’s also reminiscent of his previous creations. Glenn thinks that in order to commit to something so over the top he will really need to go even further to sell it.

The first artist heading into the finale with tonight’s top look is Ben. The second artist heading into the finale is Nora, leaving Scott, Jordan, and Evan to fight for the final spot. Before the judges give their choice, they get one more hour of last looks to improve their family members based on the feedback they received from the judges!

After the changes are all made and the judges discuss how well the artists utilized that extra hour and listened to their criticism, the final artist moving into the finale is Sco…. Evan? Wait, what? So Evan is moving on to the finale with Nora and Ben, while Scott and Jordan are heading home.

Does anyone else feel like Scott was robbed of the finale after having never been in the bottom? Just me? Yea, didn’t think so. It should be interesting to see what the finale holds in store this season.

Do you agree or disagree with the judges choices? Let us know in the comments! 

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‘Face Off’ Ep 10: Freak Show

This week’s Face Off starts out with a foundation challenge where the artists must create an intimidating tribal makeup inspired by a unique weapon. The contestants must match the face makeup with that of the upper body, as well. The judge for this is Robin Mathews, whose work includes Twilight, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Dallas Buyers Club. 

Meg and Scott have Robin’s favorite looks, and it is Scott that takes the win and immunity.

For their spotlight challenge, the artists meet up with Mackenzie, who is surroundedface2 by old fashioned freak show advertisements. They must each create a fantastical character that would be right at home in an old-time freak show. The artists have to spin a wheel of chance to choose their character. The artist’s characters are as follows:

Nora-Lobster Larry

Meg– Inside-Out Oscar

Evan– Moon Girl

Stevie– Icicle Irma

Jordan– Elephant Lady

Ben– The Human Peacock

Scott-Twisted Tom

 The sculpting begins once the contestants are back at the lab. They all have pretty solid concepts, except for Nora who ends up scraping her sculpt and starting over since she feels it looks too mask-like. Stevie decides to scrap the icicles she was sculpting and use hot glue to create them instead. Meg gets her mold done early, but it is sealed and she has to chisel it open with the help of Scott. Ben and Evan’s pieces are mangled after being molded and must be repaired before they can apply them to the models.The time ticks away quickly and it is soon last-looks. Each artist is scrambling to put the finishing touches on their freaks to try and impress the judges.

Once each model is presented, the judges then take a closer look. Ve loves Ben’s human peacock and how realistic it is. Glenn says Meg’s Inside out Oscar is some “straight up Party City sh*t.” That definitely doesn’t sound good for her. Once scored, Scott, Jordan and Stevie are safe this week.

Neville makes a terrible joke about the gold teeth that Nora has given her Lobster Larry, calling him a “grilled lobster.” Overall, the judges (except Ve) find her application to be clean and a great interpretation of the challenge.

Ve argues that Meg’s sculpt is very Monkey-like and Glenn comments that she fell short on her anatomy.

Ben’s sculpt is incredibly well done in form and they love he kept it human enough to be seen as a true deformity.

Evan’s Moon Girl ends up being a terrible sculpt, even though the idea is fairly comical in premise.

Glenn announces there is only one top look this week and it is Ben’s Human Peacock, though Nora is also safe. With a bad sculpt, bad anatomy, and overall bad concept, Meg is chosen to pack up her kit and head home.

What do you think of the judges decisions this week? With only 6 artists left, who do you think will take the win?

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Face Off: EP 6: The Gauntlet

This week is the first ever Gauntlet on Face Off. It will consist of 3 parts, each being more heavily weighted that the last, and at the end, we will have a final ranking with one artist packing up their bags.

stage1winnoraThe first challenge in The Gauntlet will test the artist’s ability to create an extreme but lifelike exposure makeup. Half the artists will have to make a cold exposure makeup while the other half makes a heat exposure makeup. They will have only two hours to complete their looks, and the judges will be Ve, Glenn, and Neville. Nora works on her model’s hands, blacking out the fingertips to give it a frost-bitten dead skin look while Jasmine begins making ooze pockets on her model to make it look as though he was exposed to some form of poison. She doesn’t seem to understand the exposure is supposed to be to the heat of the desert, although her makeup looks really good. When the judges pass through she realizes her mistake, and fears it may cause her to score really low.

The judges choose Nora’s frostbite victim to be the winner of this challenge, and rank the artists as follows:

Nora, Jordan, Scott, Meg, Ben, Jasmine, Evan, Stevie, and Kevon. Needless to say Kevon is now very worried.

Stage two has the artists creating an incredible paint job on models that already have prosthetics.stage2winkevon For some artists paint is not their strong suite, and they are immediately apprehensive about their work. The judges love Ben and Kevon’s makeup, essentially saving Kevon from the bottom and rocketing him straight to the top. Since state two is weighed more heavily, it drastically changes the rankings and they now stand as such:

Kevon in first, Ben, Nora and Jordan tied for second, Meg is fifth, Scott drops to sixth, Jasmine in seventh, and Evan and Stevie tied for last.

Stage three begins the following day where the artists meet up with Mckenzie in the lab, and she has every model there with her. Since there are almost 30 models, each artist will get 3 models, and must create a main character and two background characters. In addition to that, they randomly choose the type of characters they must create with 3 artists getting goblins, 3 artists getting angels, and 3 artists getting witches/wizards.

For this challenge they will have only 4 hours with 1 hour for last looks so they must make the most out of pre-made prosthetics, and paint to make their characters look cohesive and complete. Once presented, Scott, Kevon, and Ben are excused as safe and the judges talk to each of the other artists individually. Nora, Stevie and Evan are among their favorite looks with Evan winning this round; while Jordan, Jasmine, and Meg fall short and into the bottom. Since stage 3 is more heavily weighted than stage two was, the new rankings are:

Nora in first, Evan is second, Scott is third, Kevon is fourth, Jordan is fifth, and Ben is sixth. Meg, Stevie, and Jasmine are all in the bottom three, and any one of them could be heading home. Of the three in the bottom, Jasmine was in the bottom for all three challenges making her ranking 9th overall and she must pack up her kit and head home.


Tell us what you thought of The Gauntlet in the comments. Should this be on every season of Face Off?

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Face Off Ep 5: The Gatekeepers

Time for another exciting episode of Face Off! This week is our first foundation challenge, and in megturn, immunity is up for grabs. The artists will have to draw inspiration from rorschach ink blots to create a makeup that can impress Emmy-winning artist Eryn Krueger Mekash. When time is called, we see what’s really in the artist’s psyche, and it is Meg’s organic mermaid that takes the win.

Time to put that immunity to work in this week’s spotlight challenge where the artists learn they will have to create both a gatekeeper and a creature the keep is guarding in another team challenge. To decide the teams, McKenzie gets to play the Key Master as each artist pulls a key, matching them with their partner and their inspiration gate.

The teams are Jason and Ricky who pull the key for the Aztec looking gate, Ben and Jordan whose gate is made of gold, Libby ends up paired with Meg and a large wooden gate, Evan and Stevie are happy to get the futuristic gate, Scott and Kevon grab the hellish gate, and Nora and Jasmine’s gate appears very open to interpretation with it’s exotic symbols covering it.

Back in the lab they all get right to work on their concepts and designs with each artist taking on the majority of the responsibility of one of the two characters they have to create. From the start Jason and Ricky are both having a hard time with their sculpts and end up scrapping them and starting over. Libby is also struggling with her sculpt since she decided to make an boar-like creature and doesn’t know much about the anatomy of a boar. Mr. Westmore notices this too on his walkthrough and attempts to give her some pointers. She ends up scraping the boar aspects and is very worried since she was in the bottom last week and her partner has immunity.

When last looks arrives, Jason still doesn’t have anything applied to his model and has to do it all in the last hour. Libby struggles with her paint and asks Meg for help, but Meg has too much to do on her character to help her out.

On the reveal stage each gate is brought out so the characters can perform with it and the judges can really get a feel for who the characters are. Ve, Glenn, and Neville enjoy Scott and Kevon’s characters as well as Stevie and Evan’s, and decide they are safe this week. Nora and Jasmine are one of the top teams, and Ve is in love with the beauty makeup Jasmine did on their female alien. Also on top is Ben and Jordan with Glenn blown away at how much fabrication Jordan got done. The forms and paint on the two top teams are absolutely beautiful.

For the bottom looks this week it is ultimately form and anatomy that foils them yet again. This season seems to have a lot of anatomy follies, and this week it is Libby who is the biggest victim of this along with Ricky and Jason. Since Meg has immunity, she is safe despite being in the bottom, and Libby’s fears come true when she is sent to pack up her kit.

This week had some incredible makeup, let us know in the comments what you thought.

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All T, No Shade! RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race Season Two Has Been Announced!

Get excited squirrel friends! RuPaul has announced that a second season of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race is indeed upon us. Which previously booted queen will follow in Chad Michael’s footsteps and embody the all-too necessary Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent to become the second highly coveted All Star queen.

The new season is slated to air after the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (also exciting news!) and Ru promises “more eleganza and double-lashed side eye than Drag Race has ever seen.”

No official word on who will be a part of the All Stars cast yet. Which queens do YOU want to see on season two??

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Review: Beauty Blender Original Blender

One of the hottest cosmetic products on the market right now is the Beauty Blender, a makeup sponge that promises to give your makeup a flawless finish while using less of your product.

The manufacturer describes the product as follows:

The world’s first edgeless, non-disposable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicator. The unique shape and exclusive material available only with beautyblender® ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. Use it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product.

beautyblender® features an open cell structure that fills with small amounts of water when wet. This allows the sponge to be “full” so that the makeup product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time. When wet, beautyblender® doubles in size and becomes even softer, returning to its original size when it air dries.

It sounds great on paper, but does the Beauty blender stand the test of time? I’ll let you know the good, the bad, and the downright ugly based on my experience with this product.

Six Months of Beauty Blending

I purchased my Beauty Blender at Sephora at the suggestion of a friend and I was extremely anxious to try to it out!

First I ran it under the sink and let the sponge expand with the water. I immediately noticed that a lot of the pink dye was running off into the sink, but to be fair the manufacturer did warn that this could happen the first time you use it.

I dabbed some of my foundation in little dots around my face and slowly began to blend it in. I bounced the sponge around my face, rather than smearing it, and eventually my foundation was indeed even and flawless.

Six months later I found myself still using it,  and I was extremely impressed at how seamless the foundation looked with each use.

My foundation would normally look caked before, but with the Beauty Blender as my main tool my skin finally looked like smooth, natural, and honestly just incredible.

I really couldn’t believe how different the foundation looked just by using the sponge (which made me extremely happy since I initially paid over $50 for that foundation!).

I know I sound like an infomercial, but it’s absolutely true.

But, please note, the only reason why this product worked for me for so long is because I was dedicated to making it work.

First I would begin by dampening the sponge under the sink and then squeezing most of the water out of it. Then I would blot some of the foundation onto my skin and begin to use the sponge to blend it in using the bounce method that I mentioned before.

I made sure that I was blending outward, that way I didn’t have a sudden discoloration when I got to my hairline

Depending on how much coverage I needed I would sometimes use another pump of foundation (namely days with a breakout), but on most days I could get away with only one pump. Normally I would use two or three pumps, so this was definitely a welcomed change!

When I was finished with my makeup for the day I would then thoroughly clean the sponge and store it away in its original cylinder packaging.

To clean the sponge I did use the Beauty Blender soap, which is, unfortunately, sold separately unless you buy it as part of a bundle. However, the soap did last me months (and I cleaned this thing every day) and it eventually outlived the sponge itself.

The Downward Spiral

After about six months of daily use and cleaning my Beauty Blender finally gave out.

The texture of the sponge changed and became slimy to the touch. I tried to rigorously clean it but that sliminess unfortunately didn’t go away.

I also noticed that the sponge stopped blending my normal foundation properly, as it would  leave dark spots of foundation on my face that I of course only noticed while I was out in public.

It would absorb most of the foundation so I ended up having to use two pumps of foundation rather than one in order to cover my entire face. On top of that, in order to get it blended properly I had to put in a lot more effort and check it over multiple times.

I eventually stopped using the Beauty Blender entirely after I realized that the sponge was most likely responsible for my recent breakouts. Note: I can’t confirm whether or not it caused my face to break out, but I do believe it is related.

The pros:81eVNgrTI1L._SL1500_

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Allows you to use less foundation compared to other methods of application
  • Has a long life span when taken care of  and stored properly

The cons:

  • Expensive compared to similar sponges
  • The sponge cleaner is not included with the basic blender
  • Long fingernails may accidentally tear the sponge
  • Sponge loses its ability to accurately blend after months of consecutive use

The bottom line:

If liquid foundation is your go-to then the Beauty Blender may just be the perfect addition to your cosmetics arsenal. It’s easy to use, effective, and, when used properly, will actually save you foundation.

However, cost may just be the biggest factor playing against the Beauty Blender. The average consumer may find it to be too pricey for their tastes, especially considering the fact that the cleanser is sold separately.

Luckily there are several bundle deals available at Sephora that can help slim down the costs compared to the price you would pay if you were to purchase these items separately.

But ultimately, it is in my opinion that the Beauty Blender’s longevity and usefulness make it 100% worth the price.

Have you tried the Beauty Blender? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Face Off: Ep 13: Full Steam Ahead

This is the last episode before the season finale, and with only 4 artists left, it is easy to see they are all feeling the pressure. This week’s spotlight challenge has the artists meeting up with Mckenzie at Paramount Ranch’s Western Town. This set has been used in many old west movies and TV f1shows, and is going to be essential for the challenge this week. The inspiration for their challenge is The Wild Wild West, and it’s marrying of western with steampunk. Contestants in the past have dreaded or avoided doing too much steampunk for fear it would not live up to the expectations of the resident expert, Glenn.

Since this is a steampunk challenge, they are joined by Glenn to give them some pointers on what he is looking for, and what he definitely doesn’t want to see. For their designs, it is important that it not just have gears slapped on in random places, but rather each piece should give the appearance of functionality and necessity. To make the challenge a little more difficult, on top of it being western steampunk, they must also make them cyborgs. They each choose an inspiration character by choosing a set location from the bank, saloon, smithery, and morgue.

Logan quickly chooses the saloon, and begins designing his bar maid character. He has very little difficulty loganhashing out a complete concept of meshing her beauty with mechanical elements. Julian grabs up the bank and starts working on an old west bank robber, complete with a gattling gun type arm. Emily chooses the morgue, and begins designing her undertaker after a little research. For Darla, things aren’t as smooth. She begins trying to figure out her blacksmith character, and after a good amount of time, still has no ideas. Many times in Face Off, not nailing down a concept quickly is the end to the artist when it comes judging time. This brings her to tears as it starts to sink in that she may be going home for a weak concept.

Back at the lab, Emily first begins working on her chest piece as it is the largest part of her design. She wants to incorporate the coffin shape into it, as well as have it serve to hold his chemicals and toxins for embalming. Logan starts sculpting out his face, and when the coaches arrive, he has Rayce’s darlafull attention being the last of his team left in the competition. Rayce and Mr. Westmore stress the importance of his character’s beauty make up, and you can see he is a little nervous after admitting he has very little experience with beauty make up. Laura spends some time with Julian drawing his concept for him since his artistic abilities are less than stellar. Once it’s all drawn up, she sees he has very large pieces that need to be fabricated and he in turn admits to having never fabricated before. Sounds like the artists are working outside their comfort areas to try and blow the judges away. Meanwhile, Darla still has very little accomplished, and after talking through multiple ideas with Laura, finally starts to nail something down for her blacksmith.

As the days pass, it becomes more evident that Julian is running out of time for all the fabrication he was planning, and has to cut down on a lot of it. Logan learns to create some really amazing detail work in foam for his bar maid from Rayce while Emily decides to do a more stylized paint job since getting skin tone will be far too time consuming. They each go into last looks with a lot of work still to do, emilyand a lot of ideas having been thrown out for lack of time.

Glenn, Ve, and Neville spend quite a bit of time looking over each creation in great detail. Darla’s blacksmith has a ton of detail, down to the sweat on his brow, but was lacking a little more of the steampunk vibe. For Julian, Ve loved how much of a cowboy his creation was, but found the face sculpt a tad bit rough and the head gears lacked purpose and functionality. Emily’s undertaker scored high marks for her stylized paint job and sculpt and the overall aesthetic of it impressed Neville. Logan’s bar maid had an amazing silhouette and concept, although his edges on his chest and face prosthetics were so terrible and wrinkled in weird ways. If it had not been for these terrible technical difficulties he would have had the strongest character on stage.

julianThis week the winner and first person to move into the finale is Emily, followed closely by Darla. Julian and Logan are left, with one moving into the finale, and the other going home. Both appear incredibly nervous, but in the end, Logan’s concept and overall character push through, saving him from elimination. Julian’s design just wasn’t strong enough, and he must pack up his kit. I cannot wait until the season finale where Logan, Darla and Emily battle it out to become the next Face Off Champion.

 

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Face Off: EP 10: Super Selfies

This week we have just our Spotlight Challenge and after losing Kelly last week, Ben is feeling the pressure as the last one left on team Anthony. The artists head into L.A. and meet up with Mckenzie at the Herald Examiner building. Here they learn their challenge will be to create their own alter-egos as superheroes! Not only will they be making their own superheroes (or villains), but they will be the models, and have an assistant only on application.

Once back in the lab, Logan is gung-ho in making himself into a dragon king assassin, Emily is very focused on making herself into the daughter of nature, Darla wants to become a guardian angel-esque hero, while Stephanie struggles to come up with a concept.

julian       darla

The coaches arrive, bring cupcakes for Emily’s birthday, and check in with their teams. Ben is going in the opposite direction and making himself a villain character, Julian is making an anti-hero who wants to use his powers for good, but is slowly turning evil, and Adam is going to be doing a more traditional Japanese superhero that has a lot of comedy and pop-art.

Stephanie finally comes up with a sort-of concept with an anti-hero design, but can’t seem to nail down her sculpt. Even with Laura by her side helping she cannot figure out her face design. She finally settles on a demon design and starts getting her sculpt out.

emily      ben

Darla uses the filigree designs from the Herald building to transfer onto her sculpt which starts to look really nice on her cowl. Emily, being allergic to latex (like me!) has to run her piece in silicone, however she is having difficulty getting it to set. After dusting it down she leaves it to sit overnight. Adam fabricates these ridiculously oversized arm cannons, that I think are so amazing and reminiscent of Mega Man.

adam      stephanie

The assistants arrive on application day to help them apply their makeup to themselves. Even with the added help, Stephanie’s makeup application is looking muddy, and instead of reading as that graphic black and white comic feel, it is just grey tone and “vampire like.” The assistants are not there to help for last looks and they scramble to help each other with the parts they cannot see/reach.

logan

Time is up and we join the judges and the mentors on the reveal stage to see what the artist have created this week. After all the contestants show off their looks on the reveal stage, they bring out Todd Mcfarlane, one of the founders of Image Comics and creator of Spawn. They wanted to wait until all the contestants were on stage before bringing him out.

face2He joins the judges to take a closer look and it is rather funny because the artists are able to hear the critiques and give some input on their characters, along with a plea of “don’t send me home” from Logan. There are many comedic moments during the critiques and it is obvious some of the artists are not used to being models for makeup and have no idea how to perform.

In my opinion, this week I feel that Logan, Ben, and Adam really nailed the essence of the challenge while Darla, Emily, and Stephanie dropped the ball. The judges, however, find Julian, Darla, and Ben safe for the week and Logan, Stephanie, Emily, and Adam left as the tops and bottoms. It is very easy to see that Logan and Adam are top and both on team Rayce, while Emily and Stephanie are in the bottom.

After a short discussion, this week’s winner is Logan (though I would have chosen Adam) and we say goodbye to Stephanie (which I wholeheartedly agree with). Yet again this week we see that a weak concept is usually a contestant’s downfall.

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